"We can feel that everything is fully prepared beforehand with an aim of offering us a safe environment to enjoy games," said Shao, who had joined Sichuan before the season.
"That's our aim and I'm confident we can compete with the footballers we have," he added, despite the refusal of several clubs to release their players for national duties.
Liverpool's defense was overrun for the entire 90 minutes at Villa Park with Ollie Watkins scoring a first half hat-trick, Jack Grealish scoring twice and John McGinn and, new arrival, Ross Barkley also getting in on the act.
Dongguan scored 10 points in a row early in the first quarter, before Zhejiang responded with the same scoring run through consecutive layups and foul shots, leading 20-17 at the end of the quarter.
It was short-lived joy for Berlin though, as Bayern took the lead again through Lewandowski, who tapped home his hat rick following Muller's assist inside the box in the 85th minute.
Shortly after the second, Xinjiang used another 13-2 spurt to put the game out of sight as Wuhan's shooting froze up.
"We are in a very strange situation, after a lot of months without much tennis, especially for me, that I didn't play in America, I don't know if it's a positive thing or a negative thing," Nadal said when asked how important it was to keep the early-round matches short and sweet.
Yang Xiaolong, the head of the local culture bureau, said that Ziyuan has been actively promoting "sports-plus-tourism". Enditem
Colombia will host Venezuela in Barranquilla on October 9 before facing Chile in Santiago four days later.
PARIS, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Dimitri Payet scored but was shown a straight red card just two minutes later as Marseille managed to defend a 1-1 draw despite playing with 10 men for more than one hour in Sunday's Ligue 1 action.
Next up for Kvitova is Germany's Laura Segemund, who dispatched Spaniard Paula Badosa 7-5, 6-2 to advance. Enditem